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Glen Keen Farm wins Best Tour Feature in CIE Tours International Awards

Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Glen Keen Farm on the Wild Atlantic Way near Louisburgh has been voted as the Best Tour Feature in the prestigious CIE Tours International awards presented in Dublin Castle last night. Ashford Castle in Cong was voted the best visited hotel in Connacht while Hotel Westport also won a top award.

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Entries invited from Mayo companies across all sectors for Innovations Awards

Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Companies of all sizes, from Mayo and from every sector, have been invited to enter their innovative services or products in Innovation Awards 2016.

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Foxford Wollen Mills wins at industry showcase

Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Foxford Wollen Mills, were announced as the overall winner in the 'home category' at Showcase 2016 earlier this week. Winners of the annual Showcase Awards were announced on Monday at Showcase - Ireland’s International Creative Expo, which took place at the RDS in Dublin and run until Wednesday, January 27.

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Last quarter had robust trading period but rate of growth dissipating — REI

Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Retail Excellence Ireland (REI), Ireland’s largest retail industry body, in conjunction with Grant Thornton recently issued the Grant Thornton REI Q4 Retail Productivity Review in partnership with GfK. While quarter four of 2015 proved a robust trading period, in many retail sectors early momentum dissipated in December as inclement weather arrived and some areas were impacted by flooding. Overall all sectors recorded quarterly gains with one exception, digital cameras.

Commenting on the report Lynn Drumgoole, head of communication at REI, said: "Grocery was the star performer in December recording like for like gains of 2.85 per cent, the largest monthly increase in the grocery sector since May 2012. The uplift in the residential housing market continues to have a positive impact on furniture and flooring, up over 10 per cent, and to a lesser extent on home and giftware sectors. The fashion and footwear sectors all enjoyed a reasonable start to the quarter with menswear in particular having a great run as the ‘McGregor effect’ continues to influence the buying behaviour of millennial males.

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Choose Titan Containers for all your storage needs

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Titan Containers, based in Oranmore, Co Galway, has the ideal solution to your storage problems.

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Mayo SMEs encouraged to grow their business with new training fund

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Skillnets – the national agency responsible for funding and supporting training networks – has announced details of a new training fund worth nearly half a million euro (€450,000), aimed at assisting private sector businesses to grow, by addressing their current and future skills needs.

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Corrib Removals and Self Storage has you covered

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Corrib Removals and Self Storage is a family run removal and storage firm. They are in the business of helping families and businesses, make simple, easy, and successful moves for more than 25 years. The majority of their customers are local people moving house or office locally, around the country or abroad.

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Mayo design and craft businesses target international buyers

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The network of Local Enterprise Offices has unveiled 97 different design and craft businesses, including local businesses, aiming to impress 5,000 buyers visiting the ‘Enterprise Zone’ at Showcase in Dublin later this month.

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Mayo based master cooper confirmed in line-up for popular craft brewing and distilling event

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

The final line up for the popular Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair has been announced and Nephin Distillery, Lahardane, has been confirmed as an exhibitor. The three-day event will host the best of Irish and International craft breweries and distilleries, from Friday February 5 to Sunday February 7.

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Black pudding – the new superfood

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

It is official: black pudding has been declared a superfood for 2016, joining seaweed, black beans, avocado oil and birch water on the list.

The superfood claim was made by well-known nutritional oracle MuscleWorld, an online shop specialising in lean meats for body builders. Kelly’s Butchers in Newport, well known for its award winning black pudding, is reporting a surge of interest in the traditional Irish product.

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Food industry seeks ambitious graduates for career-changing opportunity

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Bord Bia and the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School have launched a search for 20 ambitious graduates with a minimum of two years work experience to apply for its international marketing fellowship programme.

Successful applicants will undertake assignments in overseas markets on behalf of Irish food and drink companies while working towards a master's degree. The fully funded programme merges academic learning with practical experience in order to support the growing Irish food industry.

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Bank of Ireland hosts its Enterprise Town initiative in Belmullet

Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Bank of Ireland hosted an exciting programme of activity in Belmullet at the end of last month in the town. The Enterprise Town initiative was organised by the bank in partnership with the local community and aimed to promote and drive business momentum for SMEs and the wider sports and social community in the locality. The schedule over the weekend included a business, sports, and community expo which took place in Our Lady’s Secondary School. Guest speaker at the event was Norah Casey, broadcaster and entrepreneur from Dragon’s Den.

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